Great news! Looks like the snow is on its way!
We have had a very slow start this year in the Rocky Mountain West, but finally we are expectig some real snow. Now not all has been bad, the resorts have made an incredible amount of snow, so we have a great base, and conditions have been decent. For the kids riding the halpipe and terrain park, this has been an amazing year as every day has been blue skies and sunny weather. The groomers have been quite nice, but starting to get a bit icy. This new snow will be a game changer!
See below what the National Weather Service forecast has to say:
A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
* AFFECTED AREA: THE WASATCH MOUNTAIN RANGE.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 24 TO 36 INCHES...LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
In comparison to other western ski resorts, we here in Utah are doing much better than many of the other ski resort destinations. We have had a few storms early in the season, and it has been cold enough to keep the snow we fortunately got naturally.
The photos below are from Park City Mountain Ski Resort on January 15. As you can see, we have a good base with decent coverage. So once we get this new snow, we should be doing quite well.
The big concern will be avalanche conditions on the steeper slopes. This very hardpack base is not the ideal surface to hold all the new snow we are expecting, so it is going to be very dangerous for anyone heading into the backcountry.
For all of us working in Park City Real Estate, we are excited to finally see some snow on its way. Snow is very good for business, and our healing, yet fragile real estate market could use all the help it can get! It will also be nice to have this snow during Sundance. The Sundance crowd does not bring many skiers, so usually this is a good week to be in town, and get up on the mountain as you will have the slopes all to your self!
Sean Matyja - Realtor® / Associate Broker
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